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Politics | 7/8/2015 10:59:13 AM
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2015 - Last week, JBS and Cargill announced in a joint release that JBS' USA pork division would purchase Cargill's U.S.-based pork assets in a $1.45 billion deal.
Politics | 7/8/2015 10:18:36 AM
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2015 - In a status report for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, EPA indicated it will consider further restrictions on a commonly used insecticide known as chlorpyrifos, which is used to protect a number of agricultural crops, including soybeans, wheat, alfalfa, citrus, and peanuts.

Politics | 7/8/2015 10:11:24 AM
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2015 - A recently released analysis from the Pew Research Center found little difference between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to opinions about the safety of genetically modified, or GMO, food.
Politics | 7/8/2015 10:01:39 AM
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2015 -In years ahead, expect to see more beef cattle, dairy and sheep operators planting cold-tolerant forage crops in the summer to ensure leafy, nutritious plants in pastures for autumn to winter grazing.
Politics | 7/8/2015 9:55:07 AM
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2015 - U.S. exports of denatured and undenatured ethanol in May declined for the second month in a row, while exports of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) soared, according to a new analysis of government data developed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).
Politics | 7/7/2015 7:14:33 PM
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2015 - An appeals court has upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's limits on pollutants in the Chesapeake Bay, while acknowledging that the regulations will likely hurt farmers.
Politics | 7/7/2015 4:56:24 PM
WASHINGTON, July 7, 2015 - House appropriators are pushing back on the Food and Drug Administration's efforts to remove trans fats from the food supply and reduce sodium consumption.
Politics | 7/6/2015 3:56:31 PM
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2014 -- A federal judge has ruled that federal and state law pre-empt a Maui County, Hawaii, ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops and that the ban is invalid.
Politics | 7/6/2015 3:16:48 PM
WASHINGTON, July 5, 2015 -Lawmakers head into the final stretch before the August recess with a bunch of unfinished business, including fiscal 2016 appropriations bills, highway funding and the country-of-origin labeling law for meat.
Politics | 7/2/2015 3:46:46 PM
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2015-- The White House issued an executive memorandum today requiring the USDA, EPA and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to update their strategy for regulating biotechnology products.
Politics | 7/2/2015 3:29:59 PM
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2015 -- What happens when farmers start using social media and new communication strategies to tell their sides of the food production story? Apparently, they're starting to get under the skin of some food and environmental groups.
Politics | 7/2/2015 2:17:50 PM
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2015 - A coalition of 12 groups from a wide variety of industries filed a complaint today against the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers over the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, claiming the new provision goes beyond the intentions of the Clean Water Act.
Politics | 7/2/2015 10:35:37 AM
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 - JBS USA Pork will purchase Cargill's U.S.-based pork assets in a $1.45 billion agreement, the companies said in a joint release.
Politics | 7/2/2015
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2015 - Backyard grillers beware: That barbecue you are planning for the Fourth of July may be hazardous to your health!
Politics | 7/1/2015 4:22:44 PM
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2015 - Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder and chairman of BRAC - a 40-year old anti-poverty organization that focuses on empowering the poor, and in particular women and girls - was named the 41st World Food Prize Laureate Wednesday during a ceremony at the State Department in Washington, D.C.
Politics | 7/1/2015 3:28:42 PM
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2015 -- The International Energy Agency argues that existing technology can halt the growth in the energy sector's global-warming carbon emissions by 2020 and do so without harming global economic growth.
Politics | 7/1/2015 11:43:45 AM
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2015 - The lawsuits against the Obama administration's Clean Water Act rule are rolling in and look for more to come. Three groups of states filed lawsuits on Monday, the day the rule was published in the Federal Register.
Politics | 7/1/2015 11:37:32 AM
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2015 - EPA traveled to the heart of corn country last week to gauge public sentiment on its recently announced plan for Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements through 2016. Agency officials certainly got an earful.
Politics | 7/1/2015 11:33:17 AM
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2015 - The new farm bill will cost a little more than previously thought because of the surprisingly strong interest in the new Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) program, economists say. But overall it appears that the programs are right in line with the average cost of commodity subsidies over the past decade.
Politics | 7/1/2015 11:26:01 AM
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2015 - Now that President Obama has signed a bill to put pending trade deals on the (fast track,) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the administration has (great momentum) to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and to generate more enthusiasm for a potential Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) deal with the European Union.
Politics | 7/1/2015 11:21:37 AM
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2015 - Environmentalists are warning of a dark side to the Food and Drug Administration's new restrictions on trans fat. Requiring food manufacturers to transition away from oils high in trans fat could cause them to boost imports of palm oil, which Friends of the Earth says is a (leading driver of rain forest destruction.)
Politics | 7/1/2015 11:16:09 AM
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2015 - While the needs of the nation's rural transportation systems don't get nearly as much attention as their urban counterparts, they did have their day on Capitol Hill last week as part of a broader discussion over federal highway funding.
Politics | 7/1/2015 11:12:08 AM
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2015 - The fiscal 2016 agriculture appropriations bill that the House Appropriations Committee will take up after this week's recess would lift the $125,000-per-producer limit on marketing loan gains imposed by the 2014 farm bill.
Politics | 7/1/2015 11:08:15 AM
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2015-A bipartisan group of senators led by Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., are urging the USDA, EPA and the Department of Energy (DOE) to uniformly recognize and support biomass energy as a sustainable and economically significant energy source.
Politics | 7/1/2015 11:08:13 AM
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2015 - As researchers continue testing potential solutions for citrus greening disease that is plaguing Florida's $10 billion fruit industry, more groves and packing houses are shutting down or consolidating.
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